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Zeeland West shakes off slow start; rolls to victory


BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WZZM) -- Zeeland West shook off a slow start Friday night before cruising to a convincing 62-21 win over host Byron Center.

The top-ranked Dux trailed 14-7 in the first before reeling off 35 straight points to grab a 42-14 lead.

Zeeland West, led by Nick Jasch's four touchdowns, improved to a perfect 8-0.


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New Holland Brewing Co. now distributing in Ontario, Canada


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan brewery and distillery has begun distributing beer and bourbon in Ontario, Canada.

In a statement on Wednesday, New Holland Brewing Company said, "New Holland Brewing shares a great many things in common with our neighbors to the north -- including the Great Lakes, an obsession with ice sports and a love of handcrafted beer and spirits."

New Holland's distribution in Ontario started this month with The Poet Oatmeal Stout being made available there. The Hatter series, Beer Barrel Bourbon, and Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout are on their way, as well, with all of those varieties being made available in stages through November.

Part of the new distribution includes a partnership between New Holland and ten Toronto restaurants that will feature the Hatter series releases.


Bras for a Cause Lakeshore to feature male models


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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- West Michigan men will be donning a different piece of clothing this weekend as part of a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

The sixth annual Bras for a Cause Lakeshore will be held Friday, October 17 at 7:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Holland.

The event raises money for the 3-Day for the Cure and the Women's Council of Realtors.

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Driver injured in car-school bus crash


HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies are investigating a car-school bus crash that left a driver injured.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth Street and U.S. 31 in Holland Township.

No children were on board the bus at the time of the crash.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital.


Causes of man's, daughter's deaths identified


HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman found dead in her father's condo earlier this month, hours after her father was found dead in another county, died of lacerations and a stab wound to her neck. Her father died of a gunshot wound.

The Michigan State Police tell WZZM 13 those facts are among the Medical Examiner's findings.

On October 5, investigators responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle in Osceola County's LeRoy Township found Gary Volkers dead near that vehicle. Evidence at the scene directed them to Volkers' home at the Crystal Waters Condominium Community in Holland Township, where they found the body of his daughter, Stacey Grotenhuis.

Authorities have determined Grotenhuis's death is a homicide. They have not at this point classified Volkers's death.


Two employers are searching for new employees in Holland


HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two employers are putting out the help wanted sign in Holland, as they look for workers for production positions.

There is a hiring event Tuesday at The Michigan Works! Holland Service Center on Clover Street.

Effex Management will have recruiters on site from 8:30 to noon, and EBW Electronics will have representatives at the Service Center from 10:00 until 2:00.

The companies are looking to fill 26 positions for Magna Mirrors Holland.